Sony ex-boss seeks to boost start-ups

Business Oct 4, 2013

Sony ex-boss seeks to boost start-ups

by Jason Clenfield and Mariko Yasu

Nobuyuki Idei once embodied Japan's corporate establishment, the leader of technology giant Sony Corp. Now 75, he's aiming to reinvent himself as a cross between a Silicon Valley venture capitalist and Hollywood mogul. The former Sony CEO describes himself as the "executive producer" behind a ...